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Employer: City of Haysville
Division: PUBLIC WORKS
Job Title: WATER OPERATOR
Salary: $0 Hourly
Under the supervision of the Water Supervisor, the Water Operator Trainee is a non-exempt position
under FLSA. The employee is responsible for reading water meters and recording meter readings.
Provides assistance to the water division and should possess a strong mechanical aptitude and
communication skills. Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained
through or because of employment with the City.
• Reads and records water meter readings;
• Assists with turning water services on and off;
• Changes meters;
• Assists with water main or service line leaks;
• Checks and records daily pump readings;
• Maintains water logs;
• Assists with renewing and installing water service and water main lines;
• Operates department equipment and vehicles;
• Assists with installing and repairing valves and fire hydrants;
▪ Assists Water Operators when needed;
• Follows department policies and procedures;
• Follows safety procedures and practices.
• Assists other departments;
• Performs other duties as deemed necessary.
Experience: Expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job
reasonably well within three months to one year of employment and to obtain Class I Water Operator
Certification within eighteen months of employment.
Education: A high school diploma or GED is required. Must possess a valid Kansas Driver’s License (or
obtain within 30 days of employment).
Technical Skills: Working knowledge of meter reading, water leaks and usage, equipment maintenance,
and mathematics is required. Must operate department vehicles, hand tools, and other department
equipment. Must understand and anticipate problems, read and interpret maps and written instructions.
Should possess a strong mechanical aptitude and effective communication skills in English, and public
relation skills. Must maintain absolute confidentiality of information, data and records obtained through
or because of employment with the City.
Problem Solving: Limited independent problem solving. Encounters problems with customer high
water usage, equipment malfunctions, and citizen complaints.
Decision Making: Limited independent decision making. Makes decisions about performing daily duties
in the safest and most efficient manner.
Supervision: Works under direction of Water Operator II and above. Has no supervisory
Financial Accountability: Responsible for department equipment. Does not participate in the annual
Personal Relations: Occasional contact with the general public, and frequent contact with co-workers,
and supervisory personnel. Very limited contact with the governing body.
Working Conditions: Some adverse working conditions exist. Exposure to hazardous chemicals, work
in confined areas, and adverse weather. May be called in to work after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Physical Requirements: Occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, controls, or tools; reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
talk or hear; and occasionally required to taste or smell. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds
and occasionally move up to 250 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Must safely operate vehicle
PW WATER OPERATOR
11/28/2018 12:00:00 AM